The curious figure of Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), the current mayor of Taipei is an interesting figure, and one that may be setting Taiwan's political future in a new direction. Many might say that glob...

Ex-AIT official criticizes Beijing over its Taiwan approach

A former American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) director on Friday said Beijing has made a mistake by not trying to reach out to Taiwan. China's attempt to bully President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) also d...

China halves students allotted for Taiwan, tries to lure Taiwanese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Chinese authorities have cut the number of Chinese students allowed to study at Taiwan universities this year, announced the joint committee of Taiwan universities for recruiti...

Taipei mayor calls trip to Shanghai 'very successful'

Taipei, July 3 -- Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) returned home from Shanghai late Monday night after what he described as "a very successful" city forum in the Chinese city. Speaking after ...

Taiwan's premier reaffirms government’s commitment to joining TPP

The Republic of China (Taiwan) government is committed to seeking membership for the country in the Trans-Pacific Partnership and playing its part in bringing the trade agreement into force for the be...

Destroying the ROC will not be acceptable: Taiwan premier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – If the “One China Principle” means destroying the Republic of China, the majority of Taiwanese will find that unacceptable, Premier Lin Chuan (林全) said in an i...

Support for changes in China policy rises in Taiwan after Panama break

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Support for a different China policy peaked after Panama switched recognition from Taipei to Beijing on June 12, according to the findings of a poll released Tuesday. T...

Taiwan closes embassy after Panama kowtows to Beijing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Minister of Foreign Affairs David Lee (李大維)  told a press conference yesterday that in response to Panama's "caving in to" economic pressur...

Editorial: Another Chinese nail in the coffin of Taiwanese goodwill

With the 28th anniversary of the Tiananmen Incident – just like Taiwan’s 228 Incident a euphemism for a large-scale massacre of government opponents – approaching, human rights in Ch...

Emirates nixes communist flag pin requirement for Taiwanese crew

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to a backlash from Taiwanese crew, netizens, and a formal protest by Taiwan's foreign ministry, Dubai-based airline Emirates on Wednesday backtracked on its ord...

Taiwan’s WHA tactics spot-on and should be a model for the future

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) decision, under enormous pressure from China, to refuse to invite Taiwan to the annual World Health Assembly (WHA), has received a great deal of media atten...

'Taiwan is not a province of China' presidential office tells Beijing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to the release of a letter sent by China barring the admittance of "Taiwan Province of China" to this year's World Health Assembly...

Taiwanese blocked by guards from attending WHA as observers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—At least five Taiwan or also known as Republic of China passport holders were expelled by guards at World Health Assembly (WHA) and barred from attending the global health e...

China sends letter barring 'Taiwan Province' from attending WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- For the first time in eight years, Taiwan has been excluded from attending the World Health Assembly (WHA) due to pressure from China on its governing body the World Healt...

Taiwan's health minister arrives in Geneva; to protest WHA exclusion

Taiwan's Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) arrived in Geneva on Saturday and hopes to meet with officials from countries participating in the World Health Assembly (WHA) while prot...